musician and producer has been flexing his skills for a few years now, nabbing 100,000 SoundCloud followers in the process. If good vibes, melodic cuts and quality collabs are your thing, check him out ASAP — believe. And did we mention he has an A+ style résumé? Check out our interview below and catch up on his #OOTDs on Instagram.
Whose style are you a fan of?
Good question! For men's style, Justin Timberlake, Frank Sinatra and Jesse Rutherford. For women's, I was watching old Gaga videos last night and honestly she takes the cake. And she also probably has a dress made out of cake.
What do you think of men's style in the US — what makes it interesting?
I think style here is cool because, just like the US, it's a melting pot. When I went to London, I saw lots of next-level style, but then people like me bring back our interpretation of that and apply it here in the states. That's why brands like ASOS are dope — they allow trendsetters to show other parts of the world what's really going on in fashion.
Have you always been into fashion?
I've always been into looking nice, but not as heavily as I'm interested now. My first "designer" piece was the H&M x Versace "Kanye" bomber with the green leopard sleeves in like 9th grade. I wore that piece on the first day of school coming back from the holidays and, after the compliments I got, it was game over from there.
Why is it important to stand out?
I think it's important to stand out because I'm somebody who's not afraid to express myself, and standing out is just a form of that. I love it when people look at me (from a nice distance — shout-out to personal space).
What's the coolest thing you've worn recently?
These Saint Laurent boots I just copped in SoHo — they make me feel like the most next-level cowboy in LA.
What big things are happening for you right now?
My new EP
us is super dope and I'm very proud of it! All the songs on it are duets with friends of mine, and it concludes a three-part EP series I've been releasing over the past year, called u, me, and us. It's out everywhere. Right now I'm focusing on making my live show really sick and I'm always making new music. I have a "do 'em and drop 'em" principle, so you never know when the next song is coming.